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Death of Fidel Castro May Pressure Donald Trump on Cuba Promises

November 28, 2016
Felicia Schwartz, Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
The death of Fidel Castro is putting unexpected pressure on President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on earlier promises to reverse the recent openings to Cuba made by President Barack Obama.
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Obama pardons final Thanksgiving turkey

November 23, 2016
President Obama pardoned his final Thanksgiving turkey, in an annual White House ceremony. Tot traveled from Iowa and will now live out his life at Virginia Tech. Obama joked that Tot had a "backup" turkey named Tater. "He's sort of like the vice turkey. We're working on getting him a pair of aviator glasses."
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Obama's final foreign trip was his last chance to warn the world about Trump, and to warn Trump about the world

November 22, 2016
Christi Parsons | The Los Angeles Times
Left unsaid in the diplomatic readouts by American officials this week was the specter of President-elect Donald Trump and the likelihood that he would take a far different approach in managing the most complex U.S. relationships abroad.
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Obama’s Doubts on Trump Seep Through Somber Facade on Last Trip

November 21, 2016
Margaret Talev | Bloomberg Politics
The president’s parting words on Sunday in Lima, Peru, before returning to Washington hinted he may yet fight as Donald Trump seeks to roll back Obama’s accomplishments.
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Harwood on Gwen Ifill, Obama press conference

November 15, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood discusses the loss of his colleague, Gwen Ifill, who died at age 61 after a battle with cancer.
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Obama Says Donald Trump Will Be Driven by Pragmatism Not Ideology as President

November 15, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama said he believes President-elect Donald Trump will be driven by pragmatism, not ideology, as he governs, but he warned the Republican businessman’s temperament could be an issue unless he shifts course once in office.
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